The PlayStation 5 is here!

Today at their event, unveiled two variants of their PlayStation 5. The two variants are PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. Yes, finally there’s a disk-less digital-only edition of the PlayStation 5! With it, Sony also unveiled other stuff – DualSense charging station for the PS5 controllers, HD camera, new headphones, and a media remote. But sadly, there might not be any PS5 Pro this time and Sony might have replaced it with the Digital Edition.

The design language Sony has gone with is very different. The PS5 looks bold even though it does look sleek. They use USB-C for charging. The DualSense Controller also matches with it. I think the design really is dope.

The PS5 DualSense Controller includes haptic feedback in the L2 and R2 shoulder buttons that are adaptive. The ‘Share’ button is dead now. However, the controller will include a microphone inside of it, allowing users to directly communicate with friends without a headphone.

PS5 with all accessories
Image: Sony

As for the specs of the PS5, 

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
  • Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
  • Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
  • External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
  • IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive

It is officially confirmed by Sony that the PS5 will release globally “in time for Holiday 2020”, so it’s likely between October and December 2020. At that time, Xbox Series X will be releasing and it will be interesting to see both the products go head to head against each other.

As of now, there is no word on the pricing of the devices. But we will keep you posted as soon as we know anything about it.

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